Skip to comments.Al Jazeera: Israel seeks to shut offices and take network off air
Posted on 08/06/2017 12:03:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Communications Minister Ayoub Kara alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its Arabic and English-language channels would be taken off air.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the broadcaster of "incitement".
Al Jazeera has condemned the decision.
The Israeli government said it was basing its decision on a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states, amid their diplomatic rift with Qatar, which hosts and funds Al Jazeera.
Mr Kara said cable TV providers had agreed to take the network off the air, but that closing its Jerusalem bureau would need further legislation.
"Al Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh [the Islamic State group], Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran," he told a news conference.
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If anything, you’d think they’d go after CNN first.
Why did Israel allow Al Jazeera to have an office in their country in the first place? It’s not like they hid their bias.
Guess they’ll need to outlaw not only satellite reception in Israel but also very tall terrestrial TV antennas pointed toward Beirut and Cyprus.
Why was a terrorist propaganda station on in Israel to begin with?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
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